In 2013/14, 92% of undergraduate leavers and 93% of postgraduate leavers from the Department of Geography and Environment were in employment, completing further study or taking time out just six months after graduation.
Geography and Environment graduates were employed in a range of careers including:
Many leavers continued their academic study to postgraduate level, specialising in areas of environmental policy, urbanisation and economic development, with a significant proportion opting to continue their studies at LSE.
The average starting salary of graduates from the Geography & Environment department in 2013/14 was £25,400 for both undergraduates and postgraduates.
To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Geography & Environment degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.
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Graduates from the Department of Geography and Environment are equipped with a portfolio of skills which employers in all sectors look for. These include general skills such as being well organised and having effective communication skills alongside course specific skills. The department produces highly trained geographers, skilled in economic, social and environmental geography.
Specific skills gained from studying within the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE include:
the ability to understand and manipulate statistical data and make decisions based on that data
the ability to absorb and evaluate both qualitative and quantitative information
advanced critical thinking skills, i.e.being able to critically examine information before accepting it
knowledge and understanding of using methods of social and spatial analysis and research techniques which form the foundation for final year independent work